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James Paxton appears set for Saturday start
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Mariners left-hander James Paxton appears all but set for a return to the mound Saturday in Baltimore. He has been recovering from a lat injury since making his first two starts of the season.

Paxton is slated to throw a standard bullpen workout before the Tuesday game in Cleveland. That stint would follow a 78-pitch rehab outing Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma.

"We'll see what happens (Wednesday)," Lloyd McClendon told the Tacoma News-Tribune. "Then we'll make a decision. Everything up to this point has been great."

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Soreness pushes back timetable for Ryan Hanigan
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan experienced soreness in his oblique Tuesday, which pushes back his timetable to return to the team a few days, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Hanigan, who had been expected to come back by Friday, has been out since July 8.

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Matt Cain to see Dr. James Andrews
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Giants pitcher Matt Cain scheduled to get a second opinion on his injured elbow from Dr. James Andrews, 95.7 The Game reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Cain's elbow wasn't improving and that he would likely undergo further testing. Out since July 9, Cain will wait and see what Dr. Andrews has to say before determining the next course of action.

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Giants add Travis Ishikawa, Juan Perez
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Giants announced several roster moves Tuesday, with first baseman Travis Ishikawa and outfielder Juan Perez joining the team from Triple-A Fresno.

To make room for the two batters, the team has designated second baseman Tony Abreu for assignment and optioned first baseman Adam Duvall.

Ishikawa hit .206/.263/.382 in 34 at-bats with the Pirates before being released in April. The Giants picked him up a few days later, and he has hit .271/.349/.446 with 11 home runs and 45 RBI in 240 at-bats with Fresno.

Perez has had a few stints with the Giants this season, hitting .156/.208/.267 in 45 at-bats. He has performed much better with Fresno, hitting .333/.397/.496 with three home runs, 17 RBI and seven stolen bases in 117 at-bats.

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Kyle Gibson ready to roll for start against Royals
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

A back issue that prevented Twins rookie right-hander Kyle Gibson from making his last start has subsided enough to allow him to pitch Tuesday in Kansas City.

Gibson hopes he can perform getter than he did in his last five starts. Despite throwing six innings of shutout ball against Kansas City, he has allowed 20 earned runs on 34 hits in 24 1/3 innings during that stretch.

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Josh Rutledge misses second straight start Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge was held out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs due to an upper respiratory infection, according to The Denver Post. It was the second straight start he missed.

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Jerome Williams handed Friday start in Cleveland
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Jerome Williams is set to start instead of injured Nick Tepesch for the Rangers against the host Indians on Friday night.

Williams will seek to take the momentum gained from his last start and run with it. He yielded just one run in six innings in a defeat of Oakland.

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Mark Teixeira back in lineup Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who has just one at-bat since July 20, is back in action Tuesday in Texas.

Teixeira has been out with a lat strain after struggling at the plate. He had three hits in 24 at-bats before going down.

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Justin Morneau returns from DL Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (neck) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He went 2 for 4 during his only rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs Monday.

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Nick Tepesch scratched from Friday start against Indians
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Rangers have scratched right-hander Nick Tepesch from his Friday start in Cleveland due to a knee ailment. Tepesch left his last start with the injury on Saturday.

Tepesch has been rocked in recent outings. He has lost his last four decisions with 18 runs and 27 hits allowed in 22 2/3 innings.

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